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Gies, William John

William John Gies (gīz), 1872–1956, American biological chemist, b. Reisterstown, Md., grad. Gettysburg College (B.S. 1893; Ph.D. Yale, 1897). He began teaching at Columbia in 1898 and served as secretary of the faculty of the College of Physicians and Surgeons (1905–21). He was instrumental in establishing the School of Dentistry at Columbia, and his negotiations led to the formation of the American Association of Dental Schools. Gies wrote many textbooks, contributed articles to scientific journals, and edited the Journal of Dental Research.

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Strutt, John William

Strutt, John William ( Lord Rayleigh) (1842–1919) A mathematician and physicist of Cambridge University, Rayleigh worked on optics, noble gases, wave mechanics, etc. In the field of Earth science, he studied radioactivity in rocks, and gave his name to a type of surface earthquake wave. See RAYLEIGH WAVES; RAYLEIGH NUMBER; and RAYLEIGH SCATTERING NUMBER.

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